Learning a new language encourages children and young people to broaden their horizons as they explore the language and its associated culture.
Through my learning of a new language:
- I gain a deeper understanding of my first language and appreciate the richness and interconnected nature of languages
- I enhance my understanding and enjoyment of other cultures and of my own and gain insights into other ways of thinking and other views of the world
- I develop skills that I can use and enjoy in work and leisure throughout my life.
The study of language plays an important role in all language learning and the development of literacy skills.
I develop and extend my literacy skills when I have opportunities to:
- communicate, collaborate and build relationships
- reflect on and explain my literacy and thinking skills, using feedback to help me improve and sensitively provide useful feedback for others
- engage with and create a wide range of texts in different media, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by ICT
- develop my understanding of what is special, vibrant and valuable about my own and other cultures and their languages
- explore the richness and diversity of language, how it can affect me and the wide range of ways in which I and others can be creative
- extend and enrich my vocabulary through listening, talking, watching and reading.
(Taken from https://education.gov.scot/Documents/modern-languages-eo.doc)